Addressing food insecurity at Langara
Food is a basic necessity, yet many Langara students are going without. As tuition and living costs rise, many students are struggling to make ends meet - prioritizing their tuition fees over food. Food insecurity affects our most vulnerable students.
A recent cross-Canada study found 38% of the students surveyed experienced food insecurity. 68% of students prioritized tuition over food and other essentials. One in four had skipped a meal and 1 in 10 had gone a whole day without food due to limited finances. 16.8% reported accessing food banks when money was tight.
A partnership between the Langara College Foundation, Financial Aid, and the Office of Student Engagement, the Langara Community Cupboard will address the issue of food insecurity by establishing an on-campus food bank program. Your donation will help us build a program that will provide emergency food packages and other essential items to students in need.
Help us keep the Community Cupboard stocked throughout the year and: